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until we start making serious changes in education system and i think it's necessary, affirmative action is necessary for inclusion and for diverse environment in the university system. >> i think 'farmtive action has become a crutch that we aren't revisiting education and how we're failing so many of our kids. until we do that maybe we do need it but i think we have failed our kids by not improving education. >> there was a very interesting article in "the atlantic" which is progressive publication talking about how affirmative action was giving higher scores to latino kids and african americans and that they were showing up in school way behind their peers as a result because as you mentioned maybe the education system failed them. then doing very poorly, higher drop out rates, all that sort of thing. what do you think about the position that have article? >> i read the article i thought it was garbage, i think there were a lot of assumptions made that just don't match reality. i mean, i attended university and i think affirmative action enabled me to fully integrate in to the full pro
by the taliban, that for going to school and promoting education for girls. she is a poignant example of why the united nations is focusing on abuses against girls worldwide. 14. >> she was attacked and shot by extremists who don't want girls to have an education and don't want girls to speak for themselves and don't want girls to become leaders who are, for a variety have right of reasons, threatened by that kind of employment. empowerment. >> as part of the first international day of the girl child, world leaders said education is the way to end child marriage. every year ten million girls are removed from school and forced into marriage, according to the u.n. population fund. early marriage deprives young girls of education. it threatens their health and traps them in poverty. west africa has the highest incidence of child marriage but the practice is wide spread across sub-saharan africa, and in bangladesh, india, nepal and pakistan. >> so kim gandhy, let's start with the child bride issue. is this something that the u.n. and the united states can get a handle on? because it's so widespr
for education. still critical and now moved to another hospital. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington where the sporting icon lance armstrong's reputation has suffered yet another blow at the american anti-doping agency labeled him a serial cheat. they have accused him of being at the heart of the most sophisticated doping program ever seen in the sport. it says armstrong used illegal blood and drug transfusions and led his teammates to do the same. >> the american anti-doping agency says it is beyond doubt. lance armstrong won the tour de france seven times by cheating. >> the scientific documents that are there, the financial records, the emails, it paints an undeniable web of unfortunately the deepest and the most sophisticated professionalized drug program that we've ever seen a team run. >> lance armstrong has been accused of doping before. what's new, and perhaps most damning in this report are allegations from other teammates that he bullied them into taking performance enhancing drugs. that he was in charge of the illegal operation. >> you've got a team-run, a
to spend more on education. one of the concerns that i raise in my book is america has become the country with the least equality of opportunity of any of the advanced industrial countries. >> equality of opportunity meaning -- >> that the life chances of a child are more dependent on the education and income of his parents than in any of the other advanced countries for which there is data. and the main reason for this is lack of equality, of opportunity for education. for a good education. >> and when you look at education statistics in the u.s. compared to rest of the industrialized world, we fell to what? >> we're way in the middle. we-- we are not at the top of the league any more by a long shot. we need to spend more on technology if we want to be competitive in the world. >> why didn't we do this in the stimulus program that was enacted? >> i think we should have done more. i think the -- >> was it a commit political compromise that prevented the stimulus program being what might have met your approval. >> it was partly a political compromise. i think it was partly a misdiagnosis.
international attention. malala yusde had been speaking out about the need to educate girls which the taliban opposes. she was shot and critically wounded on tuesday on her way home from school in pakistan. several men stopped a cool bus and opened fire. she was taken to a military hospital where she's said to be unconscious and in serious condition. the taliban had claimed responsibility for the attack. a resurgence of islamist militancy in the region began about five years ago. extremists have since attacked schools for girls, forcing many of them to close. teenage activist had been writing about such illegal acts by the taliban on her british media-backed blog. the international community expressing outrage and strongly condemning the shooting. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton praised yusdea campaign for women's rights. >> she was attacked and shot by extremists who don't want gills to have an education and don't want girls to speak for themselves and don't want girls to become leaders. >> and european union foreign policy chief kathryn ashton also denounced the attack as a vile act
removed a bullet from the injured schoolgirl and education rights campaigner malala yousafzai. the 14-year-old was shot in the head on tuesday on her way home from school in the northwest region. the taliban, will pose girls attending school, have said they carried out the attack. for more on this story we can speak to the bbc's aleem maqbool ashais on his way to push war. >> we are just outside the combined military office, which is where she is being treated. we have spoken to one of her cousins who says that she is stable. a few hours after the attack on yesterday the situation became very critical and there were very worried. but there was an operation overnight and the bullet was removed. for the time being it does appear she is stable. doctors have been warning that she is not get out of danger. >> i have been reading there's been lots of condemnation of what took place. do you think this will have a wider effect on the way in which people view the taliban, on the way people view islamic extremism? >> there has been occasion where that has happened, where a particular case has galvan
this half seriously, half tongue in cheek-- i'd like to see arne duncan, secretary of education, be put in charge of middle east policy. because i think what we really need to be moving toward this there is a kind of race formula. >> rose: we continue looking at foreign policy issues in the campaign with david sanger of "new york times" and richard haass in the council on foreign relations. >> he basically laid out a conditional foreign policy. saying "look, the era where we give aid to you all and you act as you see it is over. we will work with you but only so long as if you meet us halfway, whether it's protecting our diplomatic missions, the way you treat women, girls and minorities, your foreign policy against israel and terrorism." i think that's an important statement and i think it's one that people in both parties should be able to support. >> he wants to portray president obama has an outlier in american foreign policy. in fact, one of the foreign policy advisors made the point that president obama in his view had departed from 70 years of bipartisan agreement, an agreement in
campaigned for the education rights of girls is undergoing medical treatment after being shot. malalai yusufzai was on her way home from school in an area of northwest pakistan when an unidentified man stopped the vehicle is traveling in. one man reportedly ast malalai yusufzai by name, then shot her in the head and neck. another girl was shot in the hand. malalai yusufzai again international prominence after blogging for the bbc about life under the taliban. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in durango, colorado on our 100-city tour. first return to venezuela or president hugo chÁvez has won his fourth presidential election, defeating challenger henrique capriles in a race widely seen as chÁvez's strongest challenge since his first victory in 1998. chÁvez 154% of the vote, with henrique capriles gaining just under 45%. tens of thousands celebrated in the streets of the capital caracas after the results were announced. chÁvez held a replica of the sword of independence hero simon
of access to good, healthy foods. >> reporter: government can advise and educate the public about healthy eating, but ultimately it can't demand people change their eating habits or force supermarkets to locate in poorer neighborhoods. >> maybe you have to do something innovative. maybe you actually have a mobile supermarket, grocery, that comes into a community. so on wednesday night when the bookmobile comes and the community health facility comes on wheels, the grocery comes on wheels as well so people can get access to the food that they need. >> reporter: nat turner says the national discussion about food has to move beyond "food security" -- whether or not the poor have enough food to eat -- to something broader. >> a more important conversation is to talk about food justice where people not only have access to it, but they can afford it, where the food is grown sustainably so it's not full of chemicals and all that kind of stuff. that the money for the food stays in the community, and so moving, bringing it up a notch from food security is bringing it up to food justice, right? >>
-old activist for girls' education who was left seriously wounded in a targeted shooting. malalai yusufuzai was on her way home from school in an area of northwest pakistan when militants stopped the vehicle is traveling in. one man reportedly asked for her by name, and then shot her in the head and neck. the pakistani taliban has since claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it targeted her speaking out against them as well as against "islam and sharia." malalai yusufuzai has been celebrated worldwide for opposing the taliban's efforts to stop girls from attending school. on wednesday, hundreds of people gathered in several pakistani cities to condemn the attack. >> there is nothing more cowardly than for grown men to be attacking a small little girl of 14 years old. i condemn it and the strongest possible way, and i think there could be nothing more cowardly. >> malalai yusufuzai is said to be in stable condition after undergoing surgery to remove a bullet from her skull. the pakistani government has offered a bounty of over $100,000 for the capture of those who shot her. in russia,
and education and infrastructure could be improved. that's why some of the opposition parties have chosen to boycott and protest instead, because they think these issues need to be highlighted. >> and regionally, katherine, there is an issue. we talked about things like that, that affect the cost of living and the government has been accused of disrupting the democratic republic of konga? >> yes. there's that said that the president has. and this is because uganda play ascii role in the region. there have been different accusations levied against it. but at the same time it's still seen as a powerful force in the region and the power america goes when it needs to negotiate with this area. but -- >> last week mitt romney put in a strong performance in the first of the tv presidential debates but with the election less than a month away, the republican candidate still needs every advantage to overtake president obama. foreign policy has been seen as a weakness. but he's now trying to turn it into a have -- into a strength. >> mitt romney is looking to close the gap between he and barack oba
jubilant >> . he won because he had given free education to all. he has given free health care assistants. he has given housing for poor people. >> we have the best president in the world. we all love him. we are going forward and we are growing with him. >> street parties broke out over caracas almost as soon as results were announced. venezuela is polarized. although some people are celebrating, others will be commiserating. the opposition candidate .onceded defeat wit he mounted a serious challenge to the presidency, but in the end it was not enough. mr. hugo chavez was treated for cancer earlier this year and many will be watching his held closely. for now, his supporters are thinking only of celebrating. bbc news, caracas. >> the u.s. congressional committee has called for two giant chinese telecommunications companies to be banned from the american market. a draft of report by the house intelligence committee says they cannot be trusted to be free of chinese estates influence and so pose a security threat to the u.s. and its systems. the two firms denied being influenced by the chin
we need to help to educate more kids and inspire them to learn music. we hope that music will inspire them. tavis: talk to me why it specifically you think classical music, your specialty and your renown is in the classical field. a lot of these kids are taking a classical music. what you think classical music has to offer young people? >> classical music has a deep meaning. maybe it is harder to understand. comparing classical music to barack or hip-hop. it takes us -- rock or hip-hop. it is -- if it is difficult to understand it means the performances bad. is bad.erformance maybe some art takes more time but when you get it, it stays there. tavis: i wrote this down. i have this written down because i wanted to walk through because the work that you are doing with young kids is so powerful and moving for me. this performance coming out is to benefit your foundation but i want to give the audience a sense of all the different things that you do with young people. because there are some different programs. you have the young scholars program. tell me about the young scholars program. >
fire on a group of mostly indigenous guatemalans who blockaded a highway to protest education policy, constitutional amendments, and a massive rise in utility costs. according to the attorney general's office, it is the first time members of the military have been prosecuted for abuses committed during a protest since the end of the guatemalan dirty war in 1996. activists in puerto rico are celebrating a key victory after controversial gas pipeline dubbed the death route by its critics has been halted. a permit application for the 92- mile pipeline submitted to the u.s. army corps of engineers was reportedly withdrawn thursday. upon it said the pipeline would have devastated the environment and residents a risk of deadly explosions freed last year, activists and biology professor appeared on democracy now to talk about the project. >> the concern from the community point of view is the ecological damage and the risk the pipeline will pose to over 200,000 people, and is also about the economy, reducing cost of energy we [indiscernible] all of the infrastructure of potential benefits.
of working together and for whatever reason felt that because i had an education i should know what i am doing. and a lot of me to grow whichever direction i wanted to grow, and years after i sort of started the company and we all ys had people interested in buying, and there was once i would say look maybe it is time to sell. i don't know that much about the hotel business. and he said, you know, you have never worked for anybody. because he wanted to buy the company and i should stay with him, so he was very wise and able to sort of direct all of his children never raised his voice or his hand to any of us. so we grow up in a very strong window mother who -- tough love was her way and a father who was always there. >> rose: loving and supportive. >> yes. and exceptionally tolerant. and i remember once his, you know, granddaughter came to him and not married and stayed, you know, grandfather i am going have a baby, and he said, wonderful. so you can imagine how supportive a person like that is in your upbringing. so both of my parents allowed us this freedom to become who we wanted to b
education coverage for kids. so in the basic level. and of course we are creating jobs. probably we need to pay better those jobs but the fact is there. so migration-- migration reaches 0 rate in 2011, 2010 and probably 2012. now it is clear for me that these comprehensive immigration reform is absolutely required. and probably this is the window of opportunity to do that. why? because there is not such pressure in political field with immigration. we are stopping the mexican migration. and we can, or the american congress should consider that reform. that leave the people from the shadows, president obama say, i do believe on that and it could be very good for both country, not only for mexican workers but also for american society, that demand the services of the mexican people. >> rose: president calderon, thank you for joining us. pleasure to have you here. felipe calderon. >> google has changed the way we search, the way we use e-mail, the way we use maps and mobile technology. now it wants to disrupt the world of venture capital. founded in 2009 google ventures aims to maj 80 to 10
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